LiveWell Louisiana

Pet Safety

A new pet directory connects neighbors as a valuable resource for reuniting lost pets with their families.
May 3rd, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

Although National Pet Day was officially held in April, it’s never too late to protect our furry friends. According to research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, pets provide meaningful social support not only for people facing serious health challenges (such as recent heart attacks or HIV), but that even healthy people fare better with pets. As such, it’s important to keep them safe. The new Nextdoor Pet Directory is a social network that connects neighbors in more than 130,000 U.S. neighborhoods. Just go to the app and add your pet’s photos and identifying details such as photo, name, pet type, breed, color and size. Once a pet is added, it is automatically shared with neighbors in the community.

On average, lost pets are recovered within a two-mile radius of their home. “This directory is a great way to meet your neighbors and help in the search for missing pets,” says Maria Muro, founder of LiveWell Louisiana. “You can also connect with other pet owners to arrange pet groups, play dates and doggie meet-ups, which is another way to get further involved in your community.”